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, when the supreme court established a woman's constitutional right to abortion in roe v wade. >> january 22nd, 1973 will stand out as one of the great days for freedom and free choice. this allows a woman free choice as to whether or not to remain pregnant. this is extraordinary. >> four decades and roughly 55 million abortions later, the issue remains incredibly divisive but a new poll shows there is unprecedented support for choice. an nbc/"wall street journal" poll found 70% say roe v wade should not be overturned. also for the first time, a majority of americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, even as some states are moving successfully to limit access. i'm joined by kate michaelman, former head of the national abortions right action league, pro-choice america. good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. good to see you, too. >> what do you think is behind this shift in attitudes? >> well, i think, you know, i think we have to put our discussion in the context of president obama's extraordinary inaugural address yesterday, where he paid homage to the histor
versus wade, legalizing abortion. tonight, nbc's andrea mitchell looks at what has changed and what hasn't over the last 40 years. >> reporter: four decades after roe v. wade, dueling protesters were again circling each other today at the supreme court. [ chanting ] after a campaign season when abortion rights and contraception became hot-button issues. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> i came to realize life is that gift from god. i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it's such an expense. back in my days, they used bayer aspirin for contraceptions. the gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly. >> reporter: today, 7 out of 10 people in our poll don't want roe v. wade overturned. i think what it demonstrates is this two-year assault on women's health and rights by politicians has boomeranged and backfired. >> reporter: still in the last two years, republican state legislatures have passed 135 laws
to afghanistan. and wade zirkle-- he served two tours in iraq as an infantry officer in the marine corps, and earned a purple heart. i guess i'll ask both of you starting with you colonel haring, what is good and what is bad about this change? >> well, i think pretty everything is good about the change. it opens a vast number of opportunities to women across the military. but i think this is a win for not only women but also our military and really the country broadly. >> ifill: i'd ask wade zirkle the same question. >> sure, gwen. i think this is generally good. i think your viewers need to understand that this is is merely the lifting of a ban and the service chiefs need to decide how it's going to be implemented. so there still will be some occupational specialties that will be restricted from women. so i think generally it's good. it's good for women, it's good for the military, it's good for our country. although there are a lot of questions as to how they'll be implemented. >> ifill: let's walk through these starting with you kohl they will haring. today at the pentagon when secret
since the supreme court's landmark ruling on roe v. wade. the 7-2 decision declared laws prohibiting abortion violated women's constitutional rights. you can see there's little fluctuation in the number of abortions from 2005 to 2009 which is the last year complete records were reported. well, now there is a new reality series that's documenting what it is like for women after they undergo an abortion. lauren green is here with the latest on this story. >> reporter: hey, arthel. it's a different approach to the ever-increasing political visit roll around the abortion event as roe v. wade, as you said, turns 40. it's the first-ever reality show about women who are part of a bible study trying to recover from the guilt they feel after having an abortion. >> women are petrified and ashamed and scared that their secret will come out. >> reporter: each of these five women hope the christian message of redemption and forgiveness will help heal emotional wounds from abortion. it's a ten-of part series areaing on -- airing online in connection with the decision of roe v. wade that legalized
you, charlie. >> rose: i want to just go to gun control because you waded into this battle. was there a particular thing that set you off, other than the tragedy of 20 innocent children? >> yeah. it was actually-- it was earlier than that. when i began at cnn in january 2010, it was a week after gabby giffords had been shot. and i was completely shocked, not just by what happened to her and the six people who got killed but the fact that after a week of mourning and general chatter about a debate about gun control, nothing happened. so a congresswoman could be nearly murdered, at pointblank range by a deranged man way bunch of firearms and no action was taken to tray to prevent this happening again. and from then on, there was a pattern of these massacres and mass shootings. they came with alarming reg layerity in america and nothing ever got done. i really exploded after the aurora movie theater shooting. because there you had a young man who had acquired four firearms perfectly legally, including one of these ar15 assault rifles. me then got 6,000 rounds of amnition anony
"roe versus wade." the supreme court decision that legalized abortion was handed down 40 years ago this week. this year's rally and march came in frigid temperatures. protesters carried signs and chanted slogans on the steps of the supreme court. abortion rights demonstrators staged a counter-demonstration there. republican senator saxby chambliss of georgia will not run for a third term in 2014. in a statement today, chambliss said, "this is about frustration." he said he's unhappy with president obama's direction and tired of partisan gridlock. chambliss had angered tea party forces when he supported tax increases as part of a plan to tame the federal deficit. wall street closed the week with another rally. the dow jones industrial average gained 70 points to close near 13,896. the nasdaq rose 19 points to close at 3,149. the s&p 500 finished above 1,500 for the first time since 2007. for the week, the dow gained nearly 2%; the nasdaq rose half a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: we turn to israel, where prime minister benjamin netan
's march comes the same week marking 40 years since the roe v. wade u.s. supreme court decision legalizing a woman's right to abortion. meanwhile, activists from the group stop patriarchy.org staging a counterprotest today in d.c. as well. doug mckelway's live from the national mall and, doug, what can you tell us about the crowds behind you? >> reporter: you know, it's hard to gauge at this point, arthel. it looks a little bit smaller than in years past, but the program is just literally started moments ago, and this crowd has a way of filling in just at the last moment. is so i don't want to gauge the size of it yet. i think people are still arriving here, and it's growing and growing especially on this very, very cold day. we're expecting to hear from a lot of politicians in the next few moments or so. speaker john boehner will be speaking via video link, and we'll also be hearing live from former pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate rick santorum as well as present senator rand paul of kentucky. the pro-life movement is at a key juncture right now. one recent gallup poll whi
the roe versus wade decision should stand. 35% want abortion banned except when the woman is a victim of rape or incest. or if a woman's life is in danger. 9% want abortion illegal in all cases. but 70%, that's the highest ever polled. >>> the nation's pediatricians are calling for better guidelines or childhood vaccine schedules. the american medical association says nearly half of the children born between '04 and '08 were undervaccinated by their second birthday. that study, which is out this morning, shows undervaccinated children are more at risk for inpatient hospital admissions. >>> ever since o.j. simpson's ride in the white ford bronco we're familiar with the phrase, slow speed chase. this may be the slowest, though. >> a 23-year-old woman pulled over by police after stealing an electric shopping cart from a supermarket. her top speed, 2.3 miles per hour. >> i think my riding mower goes faster. she told police she was too tired to walk. she decided to ride it home. she was arrested and likely to spend a year in prison. she was just released from prison ten hours earlier and s
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